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Friday, May 6, 2011

Weather and Water Conditions for the Opener

Weather forecast:

Saturday: Light rain showers likely. Highs in the upper 50s. East winds 5 to 10 mph. Chance of showers 60 percent.

Water Conditions:

Most local lakes have water temperatures in the low 50s. Open water areas on many lakes are reported to be in the high 40's. While not unprecedented for opening day, that is much cooler than normal. Weed growth is far behind average this year.

The shallow dark bottom bays will be where most of the action is on Saturday. Live bait will be key. Targeting Musky, Pike and Walleye will be more productive than chasing bass. Sunday's weather looks a little better, and if the sun comes out, the later afternoon bite could really pick up.

Good Luck,

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